Amy Ryan to Star in Iraq War Movie

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Amy Ryan - who is receiving Oscar consideration for her role in Gone Baby Gone - will star alongside Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon in a Paul Greengrass-directed untitled Iraq War thriller for Universal Pictures.

Based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran's nonfiction book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone," this fictional thriller will be set in the fortified Iraqi ''Green Zone,'' where U.S. troops stay during the Iraq occupation.

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Ryan will play a New York Times foreign correspondent sent to Iraq to investigate the U.S. government's claims of the existence of weapons of mass destruction. Meanwhile, Damon portrays an officer who teams with a senior CIA officer to search for said weapons, while Kinnear plays another CIA officer.

Will this war movie have better success that other recent efforts, such as Lions for Lambs and Rendition?

Next up, Ryan stars in the Clint Eastwood-directed feature The Changeling.

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Amy Ryan was nominated for Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress for a revival of "Uncle Vanya." She's really made her make in movies throughout 2007, however. She played key roles in Dan in Real Life and Gone Baby Gone.

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